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Michael Biesecker

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Recent articles by Michael:

Trump administration “wasted” months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment. → Read More

Reports: Amazon Prime Day could be delayed due to coronavirus

Amazon appears likely to postpone its annual Prime Day sale. → Read More

Coronavirus in Florida: 23 dead, 606 new cases of COVID-19 in latest update

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida jumped by 606 from Saturday to Sunday with the death toll continuing its rise. As of Sunday morning, a total of 12,151 cases have emerged in Florida with 218 total deaths. The death count jumped by 23 from Saturday to Sunday. The […] → Read More

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two … → Read More

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment. → Read More

U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment. → Read More

US ‘wasted’ months before preparing for pandemic: AP investigation

A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers. → Read More

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic

The first alarms sounded in early January that the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China would ignite a global pandemic → Read More

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic

As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment. A review → Read More

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two... → Read More

Timeline: Early testing failures and Trump inaction crippled U.S. coronavirus response

WASHINGTON (AP)—A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found. → Read More

Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as → Read More

Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

To our readers: We are providing vital coronavirus content for free online as a public service during the outbreak. Please support local journalism by → Read More

Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests. → Read More

Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of missteps at the nation’s top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal respons… → Read More

Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of missteps at the nation's top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the... → Read More

Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of missteps at the nation's top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the... → Read More

Celebrities get virus tests, raising concerns of inequality

Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus. → Read More

Celebrities get virus tests, raising concerns of inequality

WASHINGTON — Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn't have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms.That's fueling a perception that the wealthy and famous have been able to jump to the head of the line to get tested while others have been turned away or met with long delays.The… → Read More

Celebrities get virus tests, raising concerns of inequality

WASHINGTON — Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the → Read More